Sounding La Rosa

La Rosa Gardens, La Rosa St, Green Bay
Sunday 26 February, 2017
Workshop 2 – 4:30 pm
Performance 4:30 – 6pm

We invite you to explore La Rosa Gardens with sound. Take a walk and discover its nooks and crannies to the beat of Auckland musicians working with percussion and improvised music. The sound walk will start with a short performance by the local youth created during a workshop led by Fraser Bruce and Ivan Mršić. The sound walk will continue with improvised musical works performed by Auckland musicians including:
~ Tom Cadillac,
~ Paul Smith,
~ John Bell and Steve Cournane,
~ John Radford,
~ The Creative Souls Project,
~ and Jazmine Rose Phillips
Saori Ikeda & Denoize Green active sound recordists
Denoize Green Post audio mixer


Funded by the Whau Local Board, Sounding La Rosa is the second in a series of musical events that celebrates the waterways, pathways and parks of the Whau. The first was held in Archibald Park in 2016.

Sounding La Rosa Workshop:
2 to 4.30pm
open to Whau youth ages 10 – 20.
No musical experience is required, only a willingness to experiment.

The workshop is taught by experienced Auckland percussionists and instrument makers Fraser Bruce and Ivan Mršić. It will cover drumming skills, making instruments out of found objects, and how to listen and improvise in response to the environment and the people you are playing with. At the end you will perform a short improvised piece to an audience. It will be fun and you’ll learn new skills and different ways of responding to the physical and audible world.

Photos by Megan Blennerhassett

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